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i'm michelle griego. >> we love friday! hi,everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. we begin with developing news from a shaky southern california. a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rattling the region about 2:36 this morning. epicenter was off the coast near the united states mexican border. thousands of people felt it but there has been no major damage reported. and no tsunami warnings. this morning, it's still too dangerous to go looking for the cause of a major east bay fire. one of our viewers took pictures as the fire was just starting at a fremont business yesterday afternoon. they show flames shooting through the roof and a towering column of black smoke. the fire destroyed c & h enterprises on boggs terrace in fremont and some of the neighbors were told to stay indoors. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop that burned in fremont with the very latest. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. the smoke has cleared here but the investigation has yet to begin as you mentioned.
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investigators are expected to be here this morning. once they make sure that the building has been shored up, significant damage to the building that you can see here behind me. in fact, part of the roof chanced during that fire. here's that video from yesterday afternoon. it sent up a huge plume of black smoke when it started here at c & h enterprises at around 12:45 p.m. the company specializes in machining and welding precision parts. fire officials say a grinding operation involving metal shavings was under way when this broke out. the employees ran for their lives. everyone got out okay. then there was concern about chemicals inside like solvents and various machine parts. fire officials ordered the neighborhood to shelter in place. >> we knew ahead of time that we had hazardous materials in the building. we had flammable gases and products of combustion from machine products and such and so we always keep that in consideration. >> reporter: now, because there
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was so much damage to the building, there are still concerns about its structural integrity and once that is figured out, investigators will be able to get into this building and figure out the cause of the fire. and managers of the company say they are going to be meeting this morning to figure out what is next for their business and for their employees. live in fremont, anne makovec, cbs 5. in honor of the weather this morning, guess what lawrence had for dinner last night. >> frosted flakes! >> tony the tiger's frosted flakes. >> you two have matching ties. >> i know. now, that's a little strange. >> it is. >> because i have 150,000 ties at home. and i just happened to grab the same one frank has. >> i have never worn this tie, either. so there we go. >> there we go! around the bay area today, heading out, it's a chilly start to the day. we have some frost advisories up in the east bay valleys cold everywhere and there is a chance of showers. our high-def doppler radar showing you some of that moisture not a whole lot. this is a weak system sliding
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along the coastline. and i think the best chance will be near the coast and maybe just inside the bay. it may not make its way all the way onshore. you can see it right here as it's going to slide just along the coastline the core so we'll see the clouds rolling through today not much in the way of rainfall maybe a few hundredths of an inch. that's probably the best we'll get out of this one. temperatures are cold. 34 degrees in santa rosa. it is currently 34 in livermore and 39 degrees in san jose. this afternoon, again staying chilly. we'll have the clouds maybe a few showers. highs only in the 40s and 50s. more rain expected for the weekend. we'll talk about that in a moment. right now let's check on the roads with elizabeth. >> we're enjoying this friday morning commute so far. if you are heading towards the bay bridge it's usually a hub for the morning commute and so far, so good as you approach the pay gates. no metering lights and it continues to move well all across the incline. elsewhere, to our other maps and other bridges here's a live look across the golden gate bridge. quiet towards doyle drive.
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i mentioned some overnight roadwork still in lanes. according to caltrans northbound 101 between highway 92 and 3rd they have several lanes blocked until before clock this morning. so a little later than typical. elsewhere, the nimitz northbound and southbound 880 moving fine even though there is that roadwork approaching the embarcadero and westbound highway 4 looks great. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. they are not done yet. the highest tides of the year are washing over california coastlines today. the so-called king tides submerged beaches all along the shoreline yesterday. in some spots, the water rushed right into town. the tides hit their peak yesterday around mid-morning in some areas the water rising by just a couple of inches but in others it was up by several feet. we found a business in mill valley scrambling to stack sandbags around their building. >> it's been coming in incredibly fast. it looked like it was filling up a bathtub. >> i think it's pretty amazing, and it's coming up really, really high.
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>> bill hudson sent us this video from redwood city about an hour after high tide. and even then, the water levels were as high as bumpers of several suvs. the same thing is happening in southern california. take a look. drivers had to dole with flooding on this stretch of road in sunset beach yesterday. part of the pacific coast highway there was shut down for part of the morning. king tides occur when the earth, moon and sun align in a way that increases the gravitational pull on oceans toward the shore. they usually occur several times a year. >> it will be a desk job for san francisco police sergeant "carl t" while internal affairs investigates him. that is sergeant t. he is now under scrutiny over a video that was on his facebook page. in the post he bragged that he and some friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles per hour in a rented lamborghini. since then he said he was
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kidding about the speed and drinking. if you are using bart for holiday shopping thieves are targeting you. police say crimes increase around the stations in oakland and san francisco during the holiday season. last night bart oakland police private and volunteer security guards escorted passengers to their cars. bart will also increase security through the end of the month. >> i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me, asked -- took my stuff and pistol- whipped me in t face. >> most common is cell phone theft. police say riders should pay attention to their surroundings. layoffs and red tape are causing oakland police to make fewer traffic stops down by 75% from a couple of years ago. officers have made fewer than 16,000 stops this year down from 68,000 back in 2009. police point to layoffs and
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staffing shortages that put lower priority items on the back burner. some officers also complain that the paperwork process is a deterrent because it is complicated and very time- consuming. other bay area headlines on this friday now. frederick dozier is expected to be sentenced today. he was convicted last month for a series of sexual assaults in san francisco's mission district. the attacks happened last year. dozier could get life in jail. and later this morning, the san francisco fire department will be welcoming 48 new firefighters. the swearing-in ceremony will take place at 10:00 at the pg&e auditorium on beale street. walgreens will pay $16 million to settle claims it illegally dumped hazardous waste. district attorney's around california sued walgreens after trash bin inspections turned up pesticides, bleach, paint and pharmaceutical waste. walgreens has new procedures in place to make sure all
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hazardous material is sent to the proper facilities. pg&e is rushing to check underground electric equipment across the bay area. the company says required inspections on 1500 pieces of equipment may not have been performed. eight employees and 11 contractors have been fired or suspended over the matter. pg&e says those workers may have lied about make the inspections. in a statement, the company says it's reinspecting all the facilities of the employees whose work was questioned. the las vegas company that owned that jet that crashed and killed mexican pop star jenni rivera is now under federal investigation. meanwhile, rivera's remains arrived in los angeles to her family yesterday. police escorted the hears e. rivera and six others died on the sunday when their jet crashed in mexico. star wood management owned the luxury jet. the company has had two planes seized this year. software pioneer john mcafee is in florida while on the run from authorities in
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south america. he says he played the, quote, crazy card. mcafee is wanted for questioning in connection with his neighbor's murder in belize. refusing to turn himself in, he illegally entered guatemala and was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> the people are shot in belize during robberies constantly . the fact that he is my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time: i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. barry bonds' appeal of his felony conviction will be heard in court early next year. the ninth circuit court of appeals is now scheduled oral arguments for february 13. a three-judge panel will hear the appeal. the former giants slugger was
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convicted last year of obstruction of justice. that stems from his evasive rambling reply to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether he received drugs that required a syringe. 5:10 now. coming up, the looming threat the cyber security attack targeting major u.s. banks. >> plus, shaking up the selection process. why president obama's top choice for secretary of state is stepping aside. >> but first, a cell phone fiasco. a woman's iphone freaked out that left her tased and confused. we'll explain coming up. [ female announcer ] we invited women to see
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[ female announcer ] this is new. this is different. this is care. woman's enthusiasm for the i-phone 5 got her tased. it started when a new hampshire caught on camera, one woman's enthusiasm for the iphone 5 got her tased. it all started when a new hampshire apple store manager said she couldn't have more than two iphones. she protested and was asked to leave. she left and ordered two more phones online. but when she went back to pick them up, she had been banned from the store. this time, she refused to leave again. resisted arrest and was tased and handcuffed by the mall security. >> oh, boy. >> craziness in new hampshire my old hood. >> all for an iphone. >> they love their iphones. >> there are other stores, i
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guess. but oh, well. all right. thanks, guys. let's go out towards some of our maps, because we have good news in our traffic world this morning. no big hot spots. everything is quite. gosh, even westbound 580 usually we see a few more brake lights than this by this time of the morning and just extra quiet light volume as you approach vasco heading towards livermore. westbound highway 4 kind of a similar story. this is a live drive time sensor so you can see 56 miles per hour as you make your way past those antioch exits. usually around a street we see some brake lights, not the case so far this morning. so enjoy it for now. we'll likely start to back up a little bit later. here's a live look outside one of our bridges, of course the golden gate bridge, flowing nicely both directions. no major roadwork on either direction of the span. this is still out there. we just called caltrans again for an update. 6:00 is when that scheduled roadwork will wrap up. better news in oakland. overnight roadwork blocking
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lanes in oakland northbound lanes between embarcadero and fruitvale. that's now gone. so quite the towards downtown. and mass transit continues to roll along on time for bart. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." lawrence has wet weather in the forecast. >> cold storms rolling into the bay area a frosty start to the day with most his clear skies in the early part of the evening now clouds rolling in and high-def doppler radar is picking up on some raindrops. you can see most of that off the coastline where most of it's going to stay today. just some showers near the coastline and light showers. if you see that taking you in for a closer look in parts of the north bay right now toward mill valley, scattered light showers toward bolinas san rafael and the 580. and that's where we'll see scattered light showers throughout the morning and maybe into the afternoon. the storm system originatin from the gulf of alaska. a glancing blow to the bay area, not moving very far onshore. i think the next storm fairly similar. still outside right now, it is
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a frigid start to the day. we have frost advisories in the east bay valleys. this weak storm moving through this morning, then more rain over the weekend expected as it looks like another cold storm is going to dive in our direction. temperatures outside running into the 30s and the 40s so a chilly beginning to the day although starting to moderate a little bit. frost advisories continuing in the east bay valleys until 8:00 this morning. this storm system just another in a series of cold storms diving in out of the gulf of alaska that will continue to move by to keep things a bit on the wet side and cold too. 40s and 50s around the state and here's a look at the storm system moving on by. most of the energy stays off the coastline. just a chance of scattered showers outside. and then it looks like things settle down a little bit in the latter part of the day. more storms on the weekend temperatures only in the 40s and 50s for highs today in the south bay. east bay very cool day outside so bundle up, bay area! it's going it be a chilly start to the and not much warmer toward the end. next couple of days we are going to keep the unsettled weather in fact keeping a
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chance of showers in through the middle of next week, guys. back to you. >> all right, lawrence, thank you. opposing demonstrations are persisting today on the streets of cairo. it's just one day before a vote begins on a draft constitution. egypt islamists are in conflict with liberals who oppose mohammed morecy . the opposition will open the door to rights abusist and islamic domination. violence erupted over the past three weeks. the vote is scheduled for tomorrow and the following saturday. all the pressure on susan rice has apparently prompted the u.n. ambassador to take her san francisco out of consideration to become the next secretary of state. today president obama will meet privately with the ambassador. he says though he is still supporting her. >> i withdrew my name because i think it's the right thing for the country and i think it's the right thing for the president. >> her interest is in serving me but more importantly serving the country and she has done an
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outstanding job. i couldn't be prouder. >> massachusetts senator john kerry is now considered the most likely nominee for secretary of state. the u.s. is sending missiles and troops to turkey in case of a syrian missile attack there. defense secretary leon panetta signed an order today on his way to turkey. it calls for 400 u.s. soldiers and patriot air defense missiles. germany and the netherlands will also be sending missiles and troops to turkey. a late meeting at the white house yesterday between president obama and speaker of the house john boehner. the pair discussed the impending "fiscal cliff." aides describe the meeting as frank. the two remain stuck on the issue of whether to raise taxes on the top 2%. >> the idea of not raising taxes has become sort of a religion for a lot of members of the republican party. >> the president wants to pretend that spending isn't the problem. that's why we don't have an agreement. >> clearly, a deal wasn't
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reached yesterday. if they can't find a middle ground, taxes will go up on all americans january 1. there will also be deep across-the-board spending cuts. today is a key day for the implementation o healthcare reform for states to participate in the federal exchange or create their own insurance markets. this is part of the affordable care act. the exchange is online marketplaces where people will buy insurance. all americans will be required to have insurance beginning next year. and the leading computer security firm is warning that some of america's biggest banks may be targets of a cyberattack. mcafee says a hack ring based in russia is targeting 30 banks. its goal is to steal millions of dollars from consumer bank accounts. already mcafee has found that up to 500 computers are affected. the hackers allegedly are going after wealthy people who might not notice a relatively small
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amount of money missing. so i guess watch your bank statements. >> no kidding. 5:20 right now. first there was tebowing. now it's kaepernicking. the new move suddenly showing up everywhere. >> see if it works. persistence apparently pays o the quarterback pass that earned him our play of the day. it took a while though. coming up. >> a cold start to the day if you plan to head to the high country to enjoy some of that fresh powder up there. looking good today. more snow on the way. carry chains if you are headed up to boreal. more snow throughout the weekend. snow showers continuing for sugar bowl as well and looks like the cold storms will bring the light powdery snow right into northstar, as well. we'll have more coming up. ,,,, ,,,,
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good morning. here's a live look at conditions at the bay bridge and so far things are moving at the limit all the way into san francisco. we will have much more traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. 5:24 now. a member of the giants' 2010 world series championship team is returning home to the giants. the giants sent andres torres to the mets for angel pagan a year ago and now they have him back. he will be a fourth outfielder.
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the 34-year-old signed a one- year deal with the giants for $2 million. the manager says everybody loves andres as a teammate and he is back in the saddle. our play of the day comes from the midwest. this is college football. watch how much morningside quarterback has to run. he goes all the way back. he is moving. eventually he does a little dump and run and there it is. that's a touchdown! he gets. it just like it was planned. despite that, marion won in overtime. >> amazing. >> the 49ers new star quarterback celebrated a touchdown with a move that apparently is catching on. >> yeah, it's called kaepernicking. cameras captured him kissing his tattooed bicep. now on twitter of course fans are posting pictures of
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themselves kaepernicking. >> did it look like this? >> like this? >> this is kaepernicking. >> all right. [ laughter ] >> love it. may get to see his signature move this sunday when the 9ers take on the new england patriots. >> yeah. that will be a good game on sunday night. i can't wait. >> okay. did you see it? lights streaking across the sky overnight. >> we have nasa's best highlights from the geminids meteor shower. >> and he called it a joke but the bosses aren't laughing. the punishment for the san francisco police officer who bragged about this tunnel joyride coming up. >> a day after a huge fire sent toxic smoke into the air, investigators are still waiting to get inside to figure out what caused it. we have a live report next. ,,,,,,,, well, well, well.
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he said call 911, we have a fire and it just started getting worse after that. >> toxic concerns after an intense fire leaves an east bay business in ruins. >> fire investigators have actually been unable to enter this building. >> a late-night meeting in the "fiscal cliff" face-off. >> i think speaker boehner has a contentious caucus. >> the president wants to pretend that spending isn't the problem. that's why we don't have an agreement. >> i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me, took my stuff and pistol-whipped me in the face. >> bart passengers get special police protection. >> i'm now going to speak out and i'm going to speak out big time. >> still wanted in central america, software pioneer john mcafee returns to the u.s. >> just as billed, the highest tied of the area highest tides of the year hit the bay area.
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>> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." good morning. it's friday, december 14. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. a business is in total ruins and firefighters can't get inside to look for a cause. a viewer sent us these photos of some of the flames shooting through the roof at the c & h enterprises in fremont. it destroyed the building on boggs terrace. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop now that burned in fremont. the building is in danger of
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collapse. >> reporter: part of the roof collapsed and it's been too dangerous for investigators to go inside and find a cause. we are expecting him back this morning on boggs terrace. check this video from yesterday afternoon when the fire was sending up a giant plume of black smoke visible from all over fremont. fire officials say they were doing some sort of grinding work here with metal shavings when the fire broke out at c & h enterprises. employees rushed to get out after the fire started at 1:45 in the afternoon. >> jay came running into the office. i could see the smoke billowing over the roof to the front. and he said, call 911, we have a fire. and it just started getting worse after that. >> reporter: did everyone get out? >> everyone got out and everybody's safe. >> reporter: c & h specializes in precision machining welding
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and fabricating according to their sign. fire officials had to issue a "shelter in place" order in the neighborhood because of the chemicals in the burning building. managers are also planning on meeting this morning to figure out what's the next step for this company and for its employees. live in fremont, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. 5:32 now. new this morning a strong earthquake in the ocean off baja, california happened a short time ago at 2:36 a.m. magnitude 6.4. pretty good sized quake. thousands of people felt it near the united states-mexican border in parts of southern california. but no damage is reported. and there is not a tsunami warning. a 4.7 quake hit that same area about 15 minutes later. well, you want to wear those extra layers this morning because it's a bit cold out there. >> my windshield, i had about a half inch of frost on there. had to get some water to kind of get it open. it's cold. >> it is chilly around the bay area to start out the day and now clouds are moving in. there's a chance we could see a couple of raindrops.
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we are beginning to see a few raindrops show up on our high- def doppler radar. let's check that out. into the north bay that's where most of that activity is, although there's going to be a glancing blow with the system. most of the energy is going to stay off the coast. still, a chance of showers as you approach the coastline. we are seeing scattered light showers along the 101, near san anselmo, novato, petaluma. it looks like we are going to continue to see unsettled wet throughout the better part of the day as the low is going to cruise south along the coastline keeping things unsettled but the temperatures very chilly outside. before the clouds rolled in the temperatures dropped off. 34 in santa rosa and livermore. 39 degrees in san jose. this afternoon, highs only in the 40s and 50s. more rain is expected for the weekend. we'll have details on that coming up in a moment. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we could definitely call this morning "friday light." we are not seeing too many incidents out there although we are starting to get busy. a live look at westbound 580 headlights bunch together as you approach the dublin interchange. drive time up to 17 minutes now between the altamont pass and
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680. and it's because of brake lights. mostly through the livermore area. similar story westbound 4 starting to see some changing color on our sensors now. just through antioch exit, pittsburg-bay point still moving at the limit. bridge traffic looking good across the golden gate bridge. we saw them doing lane changes earlier this morning so now it's quiet towards doyle drive. and along the peninsula heading out of town had weekend towards sfo 101 is moving at the limit all the way past candlestick towards san bruno. 280 is fine as well and mass transit continues to roll along including all bart trains on time. the highest tides of the year are hitting the bay area and they are expected to continue today. the so-called king tides submerged beaches all along the shoreline yesterday. in some spots the water rushed into towns. tides hit their peak yesterday mid-morning. in some areas, the water rows by just a couple of inches, but in others it was up by several
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feet. we found a business in mill valley scrambling to stack sandbags around their building. >> it's been coming in incredibly fast. it looked like it was filling up a bathtub. >> think it's pretty amazing and it's coming up really, really high. >> bill hudson sent us this video from redwood city about an hour after high tide. and even then, the water levels were as high as bumpers of several suvs. the same thing is happening in southern california. take a look. drives had to dell with flooding -- drivers had to deal with flooding on this stretch of road on sunset beach yesterday. part of the pacific coast highway was shut down there yesterday. king tides occur when the earth, moon and sun align in the way that increases the gravitational pull on oceans toward the shore. they usually occur several times a year. >> a little messy out there. 5:36. a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. watch. [ engine revs ]
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>> in a facebook post sergeant carl t bragged he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts through this mess. he is reportedly just months away from retirement, as well. the chief promises some swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. bart is giving extra security this holiday season. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center here in the city and cate, shoppers headed to the malls on bart trains are apparently big targets for thieves. right? >> reporter: that's right, frank. you know, when you're holiday shopping it's really easy to get distracted when you're coming from the stores especially to the bart stations. so bart is launching a safety campaign to make sure that you are safe this holiday season. now, last night, at the west oakland station, bart partnered with oakland police, private,
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volunteer security guards offering escorts for riders to their cars. oakland police and bart say this is a move to let shoppers know that thieves are watching your every move. >> they are awatching you and noticing that you're not watching them so they are going to take that opportunity to take that property from you. >> reporter: for west oakland stations increased patrol last night was only last night, part of an educational effort. opd says there aren't enough resources to sustain it longer but bart patrol in san francisco will be stepped up throughout the next few weeks. the most common crime at bart stations is cell phone theft. so bart police are asking you to stop texting or tweeting and pay attention to your surroundings. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> good advice. thank you. oakland police are trying a new tactic to get guns off the streets. they want to buy them from you. the department is holding an anonymous buy back event tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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at saint benedict's church. people can turn in as many as three guns and get cash on the spot. >> each gun will be given a cash reward of $200 apiece up to $600 in total. and we will receive those guns with no questions asked. >> there are some requirements. the weapons have to be in working condition and you need bring proof that you live in oakland. but police stress the program is completely anonymous and your information will not be recorded. other bay area headlines. a woman who gave birth in san francisco's bayview this week is facing child cruelty and neglect charges. shortly after giving birth, police say the woman handed the distressed baby to a man and then took off. the man flagged down a police car. the baby was rushed to the hospital and will apparently be okay. the killing of a teen in san jose this week does not appear to be gang-related. that's what san jose police are saying about the shooting on tuesday. john cody steinberg was found lying on the sidewalk on
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fairhaven drive with gunshot wounds. he was a recent graduate of lee high school. the las vegas company that owned the jet that crashed and killed mexican pop star jenni rivera is now under federal investigation. starwood management had two planes seized this year by federal law enforcement officials. meanwhile rivera's remains arrived in l.a. to her family yesterday. a police escort accompanied the hearse. rivera and six other died on sunday when their small jet crashed near monterey, mexico. software pioneer john mcafee is now back on american soil after a month on the run from authorities. he says he made it back to the united states by playing the crazy card. mcafee is wanted for questioning for the murder in belize of his neighbor. refusing to turn himself in he illegally entered neighboring guatemala. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt law enforcement in belize will kill him.
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>> the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear, i have absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> he now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. >> be on the lookout for fake ipads. the warning in one bay area city. >> and a new life for hostess. the two big companies eyeing a bid for the bankrupt twinkie maker coming up. >> and would you shell out 90 bucks for a six-pack? the pricy brew creating big buzz in the bay area. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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meteor shower hit its peak w hours ago. but some meteors are still likely until sun- deo you might see a shooting star this morning. the on all geminids shower hit its peak a few hours ago but you might see some before sun- up. this could be the best shower of the year because it's the new moon and the sky very dark. >> lawrence karnow did not go to bed. >> i saw zero and i froze! it was very cold. unfortunately the clouds are gathering right now. so yeah, the skies clouding up right now around the bay area.
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and yes, we're even seeing a couple of raindrops outside. our high-def doppler radar is picking up on scattered ligh showers now. petaluma scattered showers along the 101 near san rafael and looks like we are going to keep this pattern for the better part of the day as this system will hug the coas the best chance of rain along the coast and inside the bay. a lot of clouds and cold start to the morning. frost advisories in the east bay. a weak storm possibly some light showers for today. more rain for the weekend. chilly now. we have 30s and 40s at this hour. colder early on, freezing in the livermore valley where we have the frost advisories up this morning until 8 a.m. although because the cloud cover is moved in we are starting to see those temperatures already beginning
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to moderate. still, this cold front is going to dive in south of the bay area. the clouds are going to stream in across our skies bringing us a slight chance of showers. this next one moving in for saturday. and then more storms lining up a colder storm expected this next week. still computer models showing you that glancing blow with that system sliding through the bay area. not a rainout today but the temperatures are going to stay cold and maybe an occasional raindrop or two numbers for highs today only in the 50s into the south bay. probably 40s and 50s for highs into the east bay and as you make your way into the central bay, those temperatures generally in the 50s but a cool day all around the bay area. going to stay that way all weekend long chance of showers late in the day on saturday into early sunday morning then drying out by sunday afternoon. i think a stronger colder storm moves in monday and tuesday. that's a look at weather. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we're not seeing any hot spots. it's been exceptionally quiet all morning. here's the san mateo bridge.
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completely different story this morning compared to yesterday. we had that awful fatal accident that backed up traffic for a while on westbound 92. nothing like that this morning as you can see, traffic conditions are nice all the way towards the high-rise. this is the flat section of the span. elsewhere we'll go to our maps show you more speed sensors across the bay area. if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza and the incline, this is what it looks like just past the pay gates. so we are starting to see a few brake lights heading towards treasure island. but so far no metering lights. there really is no big delay at all even in cash lanes if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. some areas of overnight roadwork have been picked up including northbound 101 through san mateo. all lanes back open quick trip towards sfo. 880 the nimitz we also have some overnight roadwork approaching embarcadero that's all gone as well so now it's a smooth ride from the macarthur maze into hayward and your drive times mostly in the clear. westbound 580 you will find a little bit of slower speeds through livermore. but all bart trains continue to roll along on time. that's a check of traffic and
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weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. u.s. stock futures are rising this morning after losses in the last session. the market is keeping an eye on that "fiscal cliff." the talks are going on in washington. and cbsmoneywatch reporter erica ferrari has an update from new york. >> reporter: good morning. concern over fiscal talks in washington could push stocks down for a second day. the dow finished down 74 thursday, nasdaq down 21. last night president obama and house speaker john boehner met for just under an hour. the brief meeting was described as frank but there is still no sign of a compromise. the white house says the president will not budge in his tax strategy to raise rates on the top 2% of americans. republicans want more cuts to social programs like medicare. a new report showing growth in china's manufacturing sector lifted most asian stocks. hong kong's hang seng gained .5%. tokyo's nikkei shed a fraction. now, you might not know the
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name but you have seen the unique label that norman woodland developed with another engineer. woodland invented the bar code. now what it is, that rectangle found on about every product we buy in stores. they got a patent for their invention 60 years ago. but the technology to use the bar code was not developed until 1974. norman woodland was 91. let's send it back to you. >> hope he made a couple of bucks with that. >> i'm sure. well, apparently new yorkers will soon be able to hail their taxis just using their phones, right? >> reporter: aha. and new york raising your arm in the middle of the street and yelling taxi! it may soon be passe. the new way to get a cab may be with a smartphone app that's being tested. a passenger would use the app to request a ride. and the first cab driver who responds to the call from his cell phone gets the ride. a similar program is in use in other cities. now, i don't know how safe it is because you can imagine it
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probably could cause an accident having a taxicab driver look on his cell phone. >> that's what i was kind of thinking. but i don't know. i guess we'll have to see. all right, erica ferrari, cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you so much. >> thank you. hostess is drawing multiple bids for its assets. the makers of twinkies as we all know has gone bankrupt. there are about two dozen bidders including walmart, kroger as well as grupo bimbo and alpha baking. some of the bids are for all the assets, while others involved just want the cake or bread units. all about the twinkie. new warning for holiday shoppers searching for the perfect ipad. there may be a new con pushing out fake ones on the market. vallejo police uncovered the scam last week when they found a stash of faux ipad boxes. someone used duct tape to copy the back of the models. they covered it up and bubble wrapped to hide its features. so beware. probably ought to buy it from a store. it's not something you see
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every day people lining up around the block to pay $92 for a six-pack of beer. >> amazing. they waited nearly 6 hours in san francisco for this beer. it's called westvleteren. it's made by belgian monks in small amounts and until now it was only sold at their abbey in belgium but the abbey needs a new roof so new amounts are for sale abroad. city beer in san francisco got their hands on it. >> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the world for the first and probably only time. >> westvleteren was completely sold out at city beer by early afternoon yesterday. it's expensive but they are still going out and buying it. >> a lot of people will pay $50 or $60 for a bottle of wine in a restaurant. >> but it's beer. >> i bet it's good and strong. >> better be. >> we are never going to find
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out. headed to the movies over the weekend? the 3-d blockbuster that's not for the weak of stomach. >> and this is a first. thieves steal an entire drive way. how they pulled it off right in front of neighbors. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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weak stomach.. there we are. 557 4. the new movie the hobbit an unexpected journey may not be so enjoyable especially if you have motion sickness. the movie has left some people feeling sick. it is the first major studio film to use a new 3-d technology that resembles high- definition tv. the high frame rate of 48 frames per second makes the high action scenes more vivid
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and more intense. >> for certain people that are motion sensitive, it's going to be very stroboscopic. it's going to be too crisp around the edges. >> i love it! warner brothers says they haven't encountered audiences feeling nauseous. it comes out today in the united states. both in 3-d and 2-d so i guess have an empty stomach or carry popcorn. >> regardless, i can't wait to see it. >> you got it go. with the holidays around the corner, thefts are going up. >> and thieves usually steal phones, wallets, jewelry, but this is amazing! unbelievable really. it's a driveway. >> yes. >> this is what happened to one florida woman. take a look. 30 square feet of brick pavers carted away in broad daylight, 300 square feet of pavers. she found something wrong when there was a bump pulling into the driveway. >> there was something missing in my peripheral vision.
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>> when she got out to investigate, her driveway wasn't there. her neighbor saw two men dig up the bricks but thought it was part of a construction project going on at the house. took off with a driveway. >> that's creative in a bad way. >> really bad way. >> someone really needed those bricks. >> i guess. unbelievable. >> sorry about that. 5:55. in the next half hour you have heard of tebowing, right? now there's kaepernicking. the 49ers star sets off a new trend. >> something like this. >> on social media. >> you got it. we'll show it. thousands of potential safety hazards underground. the new report that pg&e workers lied about performing crucial inspections coming up. >> what caused the huge fire that destroyed the business here behind me in fremont? that is the question investigators are wondering this morning. we'll tell you what is preventing them from finding out next. ,,,,,,,,,, you won't take my life.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. the investigation has yet to begin after a huge fire sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air in fremont. we have a live report. >> and the king tides show some mighty force all along california's coastline. what we can expect later today. >> another frosty start to the day. a cold storm moving in now too, rain coming in. details coming up. >> first signs of gridlock at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll have the latest on the delays coming up. thank you. good morning. it is friday, we love that, december 14. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. we are following developing news in the east bay where investigators are still waiting to get inside a burned-out business. one of our viewers took pictures as the fire was just starting yesterday afternoon. and you can see they show flames shooting through the roof and a towering column of black smoke. the fire destroyed c & h enterprises or boggs terrace

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